SKODA is adding to its Octavia range with the launch of new SportLine models which will be available from dealers in April.
The Octavia SportLine joins similarly-badged models from the Karoq, Kodiaq and Superb ranges, and sits below the range-topping vRS models in the revised Octavia line-up.
The SportLine spec is available in both hatch and estate body styles, and with either a 1.5 litre TSI petrol engine or a two-litre TDI diesel. The diesel is equipped with a seven-speed DSG gearbox as standard while the petrol unit can be specified with either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed DSG automatic gearbox..
The SportLine spec is basically a design package intended to provide a more sporty look and includes a gloss black front spoiler, grille, door mirrors and rear diffuser insert, a gloss black rear spoiler on the hatchback model, 18-inch black and silver alloys, full LED headlights with an adaptive front light system and LED daytime running lights.
In terms of standard equipment and technology, the SportLine builds on the highly-specified SE model, but adds Amundsen satellite navigation with an eight-inch touchscreen display and integrated Wi-Fi, light assistance and rain sensor. The cabin, comes with sport seats and upholstery, a black headlining and a three-spoke leather multi-function steering wheel with paddles if specified with DSG.
Prices range from £23,870 OTR for the petrol-engined manual hatch, to £27,860 for the diesel-powered estate with the DSG box.